A Learning Curve

Pregnancy for me was a total whirlwind of an experience. I felt like I was letting people down but yet I was the happiest. So I hid my happiness! There was so much pressure from so many people that it took the sparkle off my pregnancy.

So I’ve made a promise to myself that next pregnancy I will do what I like/want, not what I think someone else may like/want.

Celebrate It

I never really announced my pregnancy. Only really close family and friends knew which in a way I prefer but I think contributed towards my awkwardness about my pregnancy. I felt like I was constantly having to hide behind my clothes and not speak about it! If I am lucky enough to become pregnant again I am going to celebrate it because it is such an amazing experience.

Record It

I took bump photos but not religiously. As I said above it is such an amazing experience and I want to be able to look back at how my body changed to house my baby. I love reading other bloggers weekly updates so this is something I would consider.

41 + 3 – 2 days before Scarlett made an appearance
Cherish It

I never really looked after my body during pregnancy. I didn’t smoke or drink or anything stupid like that. But I ate way too much of the wrong things which has led to me putting on a lot of weight without realising (put it down to the bump!). Now that I am trying to have a healthier lifestyle I would hope that I would keep this up in any future pregnancies.

Did you feel awkward about your pregnancy or did you embrace it? Is there anything you would change in any future pregnancies?



  1. November 7, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    I don't think I realised I didn't do all these things either till I read your post. I want to embrace my pregnancy more and be more proud of it. A really great post Amy xxx

  2. November 7, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    I look back at my two pregnancies and the first I was just excited and wanted it to end so I could meet LP. With Little Man I savoured every single day and he came 16 days early, I felt cheated of losing those last 2 weeks! x

  3. November 7, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    I think we should all be proud we carried a baby – what man can say he did that? Thanks Kirsty xx

  4. November 7, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    I was excited and couldn't wait to meet her but it just felt tainted mainly by other peoples demands and personal opinions. But next time, if there is a next time, I will be proud and cherish every minute xx

  5. November 9, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    I'm sorry you felt you couldn't celebrate your pregnancy. I didn't tell most people until I was 21 weeks pregnant (and I couldn't really hide it anymore). This was mostly because I'd already had a miscarriage and I was nervous about sharing our news. I never had a baby shower or anything like that, kinda regret that.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  6. November 10, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Oh I'm sorry to hear that Jenna. I had a baby shower a month before I was due and it was only really then that I felt comfortable to celebrate my pregnancy xx

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